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Rached Alame

(he/him)

MSW, RSW (Mental Health Therapist)

My approach to therapy is rooted in a person-centred and anti-oppressive practice, meeting you as the client where you are at to best serve your individual, community, and relationship needs, in both the short and long-term. Maintaining a trauma-informed and safe space is foundational to my practice and includes cultural and religious humility, social justice, enhancing communication and understanding, and social-emotional wellbeing.”

Rached is here to help with your relationship issues, anxiety/depression, grief, BIPOC issues and trauma.

Works With
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
Population
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
Availability
  • Wednesday Morning/Afternoon
  • Thursday Morning/Afternoon
  • Saturday Morning/Afternoon
Location
  • Edmonton: Whyte Ave
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  • My Approach

    My main goal in therapy is to learn about you as an individual and both empower and advocate for you to succeed and thrive in your daily life. I am greatly passionate about providing support with relationship issues, trauma and grief, communication and self-esteem problems, racial/religious identity crisis issues, immigration and integration, and self growth. My counselling and communication style is a combination of warm, caring, empathetic, supportive, direct and to the point, but also lighthearted and humorous. I strive to make sure our sessions are safe and comfortable, and as our therapeutic relationship deepens, we can Dive Thru any of the problems or struggles you are experiencing. 

  • My Philosophy

    If you are reading this, I applaud you for taking charge of your healing journey. You are worthy and capable of love, peace, and happiness, and together, we can explore and overcome the obstacles you are facing in a safe and non-judgmental space. My therapy philosophy is rooted in a holistic approach, merging the mind, body, spirit, our lived experiences, and many overlapping teachings. Life can be challenging, often filled with many unknowns, and we never know the curve ball that will come our way. It's hard to overcome adversity when we constantly feel stuck under a gloomy rain cloud. Deep down, we are all a little broken, but together with support, compassion, and the right strategies and tools that are personalized to your experiences, together we can heal your wounds for you to thrive. I believe human relationships and mentorship are the most important elements to our growth and wellbeing, and that seeking out support is a sign of strength, not weakness, as all of us need help at some point in our lives. The past may inform the present, but your experiences do not define you; they shape who you are! The therapy lens I work from includes a person-centered, intersectional, anti-oppressive, feminist, trauma-informed, strength and solution-focused approach. 

  • My Why

    My main inspiration for becoming a therapist stems from my passion and drive to help people from various walks of life overcome obstacles they may be facing, and support them in finding a greater sense of purpose and connection to themselves and their dreams, while also feeling happier, safer, and more content with their life. Much of this passion came from unpacking much of my own/family trauma and wanting to better support marginalized youth who struggled in the school system (I am a former teacher). I know that with the right mentorship specific to your needs with a person-centred approach, we do not have to live to survive…we can THRIVE.

Focus

  • Academic Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • BIPOC Issues
  • Career or Work-related Issues
  • Couple's Issues
  • Cultural or racial Identity
  • Death or Illness
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Immigration
  • Learning Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • OCD
  • Parenting Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual Health
  • Sleep Issues
  • Social Skills
  • Spirituality and Existential Issues
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use or Addiction
  • Trauma

Therapy Approaches

  • Anti-racist/anti-oppressive
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person/client Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Strengths Based

Specialized Experience With Allied Communities

  • At risk children and youth
  • BIPOC
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Immigrant
  • Racial Justice
  • Refugees

Rates + Direct Billing

Rached’s fees are:

50-Minute Session: $220

80-Minute Session: $330

Our therapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance provider or benefit plan. To confirm your plan’s coverage, please contact your insurance provider.

Rached’s appointments can be direct billed to Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Canada Life, Co-operators, GreenShield and Medavie (which includes Veterans Affairs and RCMP).

Don’t see your insurance listed?

If we’re unable to direct bill your insurance provider, you’ll be able to submit the receipt we send at the end of your session to your insurance provider for reimbursement yourself.

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